Invitation To Keen Photographers
The BSS is updating its membership recruiting leaflet and would like a
striking picture for the front page. We are looking for a photograph, in
portrait orientation, of a single plant or a small group of plants that are
characteristic of the Scottish flora. We cannot use the Scots primrose
(Primula scotica) because that has already been used as an emblem by
the Scottish Wildlife Trust in the past. Other photogenic possibilities
include the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), the Scottish bluebell or harebell
(Campanula rotundifolia), bell heather (Erica cinerea) or spear thistle
(Cirsium vulgare), but you are welcome to choose your own idea of a
typical Scottish plant. If you prefer to select a small group of plants, we
suggest you include non-flowering as well as flowering species, e.g. a
vascular plant with bryophytes and fungi.
We invite you to submit high resolution digital images by e-mail
attachment to the BSS General Secretary. If
you are sending more than one picture, please only attach one picture to
one e-mail message. Any photograph submitted should have been
taken by you, i.e. it should be your copyright. The closing date for
receipt of entries is 30th April, 2012. Entries will be considered by the
BSS Council in early May and the winning picture should appear on the
front of the recruiting leaflet by June.
Thank you for any images you are willing to send.